The Island Lake Lodge Bear & Tamarack dining room has been setting the standard for mountain cuisine for many years.
COVID-19 Update: Open June 26th - September 27th, 2020.
The approach to food at Island Lake Lodge is simple; complexity without complication. They use our best efforts to use organic and traditionally raised foods and prepare them with unpretentious flavourings and well-executed techniques. They believe there should be strong connections between plate, planet, people, and culture. It is this belief that we are committed to the procurement of ethically raised and enviro-wise products and offer them in healthy and balanced dishes. We believe in unprocessed, unrefined, whole foods; ‘real food’. These real foods, traditionally prepared, offer countless flavours and textures and concentrated sources of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
The Rocky Mountain inspired cuisine has been documented in a cookbook from Whitecap publishing, ask at the Lodge to purchase a copy to take home.
Island Lake Lodge is in a private wilderness setting only 14km from Fernie and easily accessible in summer via Mt Fernie Provincial Park Road. Look for the large wooden Island Lake Lodge sign on HWY between town and Fernie Alpine Resort turn-off.
Note: some days the lodge may not be available or open due to a private function - call or visit this webpage for schedules and events. Visitors can still access the trails.
Biking the Lazy Lizard Trail at Island Lake Lodge
We know you’re itching to get out! The trails at Island Lake Lodge are now open for use and everyone is encouraged to get out and enjoy nature safely while practicing social distancing. Island Lake Lodge needs your help to limit or refrain from doing bike shuttles by vehicle up the road to the lodge for the Lazy Lizard trail. The trail was built as an “up and down” trail and the Lodge asks that you use it as such. You can park at the trailhead for Lazy Lizard by the Island Lake Lodge gate. Your help is appreciated - enjoy the trails!
Snowcat Ride, Lunch & Spa
Explore the winter wonderland at Island Lake Lodge with extended days of operation through the holiday season.
Take a snowcat ride up through our stunning Old Growth Forest. Arriving at the lodge, you will be greeted with the spectacular Lizard Range of the Rocky Mountains as a backdrop to your experience. Take time for a snowshoe around the lake or a Nordic ski…or indulge in a sumptuous spa treatment.
Available: Thursday - Sunday through the whole winter season; also available daily December 19 - January 5, except Decemeber 25.
Snowcat ride and lunch: $89 per person. Snowshoe rental $20, or bring your own.
The main road to the lodge in winter is not plowed so everyone gets to enjoy a snowcat ride to and from the lodge (20-minute ride, must be booked in advance). You can drive your vehicle to the lower parking lot for Island Lake Lodge (by the big Lodge sign), just a couple kilometres along Mt Fernie Provincial Park Road, exit Highway 3 across from the Stanford Resort Hotel.